Clinic Externships allow students to earn credit while performing a public service at public service at public interest, government, and nonprofit organizations. Because of the school's proximity to downtown Indianapolis, many of the government offices and courts offering placement opportunities are within walking distance of the law school. As part of their experience, students participate in regularly-scheduled meetings or classes with law school faculty supervisors and submit journals and time sheets documenting their experiences.
Our community placements require pre-registration applications to be reviewed by the placement supervisors and clinic faculty prior to registration. Students interested in applying for one of the externships should apply online.
Students work in an in-house legal and/or ethics office of hospital counsel or the Marion County Health and Hospital Corporation, where they may deal with issues concerning health care, public health, guardianships, and development of policies required by federal and state laws, including ethical considerations in the treatment of patients.
Working with the ACLU litigation director, students conduct legal research, prepare court documents, and screen applications for assistance. Placement with the ACLU allows students to engage in its mission - to preserve, protect, and maintain individual constitution rights.
Students are placed in the Federal Disctrict Court, Indiana Supreme Court, Indiana Appellate Court, or Marion County Superior Court. Students observe court proceedings, conduct research, and draft legal documents.
Students are placed with the Community Development Law Center (CDLC), where they work on legal issues relating to not-for profit organizations.
Students work under the supervision of Marion County public defenders to interview clients and witnesses, investigate facts, draft legal documents, and participate in representation of clients in court proceedings.